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03 April 2020

The UK’s biggest betting operators support NHS in virtual Grand National.

Major betting operators have confirmed that all profits from the virtual Grand National will be donated to NHS Charities Together, the umbrella organisation which represents over 140 NHS charities. Collectively, these charities contribute £1 million a day to support the work of our NHS.

The initiative has the backing of Betting and Gaming Council members, including bet365, William Hill, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Bet, GVC, BetFred, Betway, BetVictor, JenningsBet and Inspired Entertainment.

BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher said: “I am delighted that our members have stepped up in this way to support the national effort to combat COVID-19 by contributing all of their race profits to NHS Charities Together. Millions of us love a flutter on the Grand National. For many, it’s the only time of the year they place a bet. This year, the big winner will be our NHS.”

It is agreed with NHS Charities Together that stakes will be limited to £10 per horse per customer for the event or £10 each way per horse. For production purposes and in agreement with the UK Gambling Commission, this event has been pre-recorded by a production company on behalf of ITV. Only a small number of operational people will know the outcome of the event. All of these individuals are subject to strict confidentiality obligations.

In line with strict Gambling Regulations no licensed betting operator is party to this information.

The virtual Grand National, which is Produced by Carm Productions in partnership with Inspired Entertainment, will be shown on ITV this Saturday at 5pm.

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